Compare 2017 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2017 Subaru Legacy

2017 Mazda MAZDA6
2017 Subaru Legacy
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2017.5 Grand Touring Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda6 2017.5 Grand Touring Automatic 26 35 $28,991 $30,695
Mazda6 2017.5 Sport Automatic 26 35 $21,842 $22,995
Mazda6 2017.5 Sport Manual 24 34 $20,954 $21,945
Mazda6 2017.5 Touring Automatic 26 35 $23,848 $25,245
Mazda6 2017.5 Touring Manual 24 34 $22,858 $24,195
Mazda6 Grand Touring Automatic 26 35 $28,991 $30,695
Mazda6 Sport Automatic 26 35 $21,842 $22,995
Mazda6 Sport Manual 24 34 $20,954 $21,945
Mazda6 Touring Automatic 26 35 $23,848 $25,245
Mazda6 Touring Manual 24 34 $22,858 $24,195
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy 2.5i 25 34 $20,796 $21,995
Legacy 2.5i Limited 25 34 $27,083 $28,840
Legacy 2.5i Premium 25 34 $22,670 $23,995
Legacy 2.5i Sport 25 34 $24,512 $25,995
Legacy 3.6R Limited 20 28 $29,617 $31,640
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,991
$20,796
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,695
$21,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$512 / month
$367 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.7
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
Unless you're just power-hungry, the 2017 Mazda 6 remains one of the best family-sedan choices you can make. The safety and all-weather performance of the 2017 Subaru Legacy are convincing enough. Consider the roomy sedan's value at any trim and decent gas mileage, and it's no wonder it was our Best Car to Buy for 2015.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 104.6
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 55
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 58.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 57.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
56.1 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 40
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.7 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
192.7 188.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 59
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 108.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 15
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 36.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45WR19 P225/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45WR19 P225/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3250 3470
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 17 X 7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 490
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 3250 174 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 5700 175 @ 5800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.58 - 0.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.81 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.89 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda6 Subaru Legacy
Body Style
2017.5 Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 6.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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